The Louisiana Record Jul. 5, 2016, 7:09pm


NEW ORLEANS – A Chalmette woman filed a suit against a Florida-based seller of timeshare vacation ownerships alleging it called her without her permission.

Victoria Latorre filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on June 10, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Bluegreen Vacations Unlimited Inc. alleging that the Florida-based corporation violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on May 17, she received a call on her personal cellphone from the defendant informing her that she was a finalist of a sweepstakes for $47,000, and offered her a vacation in exchange for a deposit to hold the reservation. The plaintiff holds Bluegreen Vacations Unlimited Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly placed calls soliciting membership for its vacation club without obtaining her prior express written consent and with the use of an automatic telephone dialing system.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for all damages available, including $500 per violation and up to $1,500 per violation if defendant willfully violated the TCPA, an injunction requiring defendant to cease all unsolicited text messaging activities, award for all expenses of this action and such other and further relief as the court deems just and proper. She is represented by Roberto Luis Costales of The Costales Law Office in New Orleans and William H. Beaumont of William H. Beaumont Law in New Orleans.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-09647

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